Touraine Evasion

Tour Details - N° 8

CLOS LUCE – AMBOISE –
CHAMBORD – CHENONCEAU

Meeting at the tourism office of Tours 15 minutes prior departure where you’ll be welcomed by your driver

Leaving at 9.30

and 30 minutes trip to Amboise following the picturesque road where you will see troglodyte homes

The Clos Lucé( Visit: 45 min )

The home of Leonardo da Vinci

Magnificient pink brick and limestone Manor where Leonardo Da Vinci lived the last 3 years of his life.
Man of a greater intelligence and multiple talents who was all at once painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, musician poet and scientist.
While visiting the Clos Lucé, we realise that his visionnary eye was 4 centuries ahead of his times.

5 minutes trip to the chateau

through the quaint little town of Amboise

The château of Amboise( Visit and lunch break: 2h15 )

A royal dwelling

Built on a limestone cliff overlooking the town, a lot of fortifications and defensive fortresses were built there since the gallo-roman era. In the XVIth century, it became the royal dwelling of kings Charles the VIIIth, Louis the XIIth and François the Ist. These three kings made a lot of changes in the architecture, expanding and embellishing the chateau, and making the transition between the gothic period and the beginning of the Renaissance.

Free lunch break at your convenience in the heart of the medieval town of Amboise

Leaving at 1.20

and 50 minutes trip to Chambord through the picturesque road along the Loire, seeing Chaumont sur Loire & Blois on the way

The château of Chambord( Visit: 1h30 )

The dream of a King

Chambord is the biggest of the Loire Valley Chateaux, it has 440 rooms, 365 chimneys, one monumental double helix staircase and 76 secondary staircases. In the midst of a 13000 acres parc surrounded by a 32 kilometers wall, this majestic 156 meters long building is a symbol of the climax of the Renaissance.

1 hour trip to Chenonceau

through quaint little local villages

The château of Chenonceau( Visit: 1h30 )

Chateau of the Ladies

The most famous and visited chateau of the Loire Valley was built on the river Cher in a natural surroundings where water and gardens combine harmoniously. Thanks to Catherine Briçonnet, the builder – Diane de Poitiers, the favorite lady – Catherine de Medici, the queen – and Louise de Lorraine, the widow,the chateau of Chenonceau was the setting of an incredible history full of romance and unexpected developpments.

30 minutes trip to Tours

back at 6.45 pm

Your driver will drop you off at the tourism office of Tours

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